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Are you a gym geek

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:58 am
by KPj
I found it funny. I scored a 1. I USED to wear lifting gloves...

http://mboyle1959.wordpress.com/2009/10 ... -gym-geek/

KPj

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:11 am
by wilburburns
I scored a
2

1: Typically turn on my music walking out of the Locker Room

8: Yes, I sometimes try and convince "Myself" Walking/running/elliptical machine is a leg workout and could be the cause of poor squats or whatever else I am doing for my "True" Leg Workout.

Cliff

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:20 am
by KPj
wilburburns wrote:I scored a
2

1: Typically turn on my music walking out of the Locker Room
I was going to give myself 0.5 for this but decided not to. I don't wear an ipod very much anymore because i'm always training with someone. When I did wear one, I couldn't switch it on FIRST because foam rolling is the first thing I do when I get to the gym and the Ipod get's in the way.

I suspect either Mike or someone like him wrote this i.e. someone who doesn't train in commercial gyms. I never found an Ipod particularly comfortable but there's 2 good reasons to have one when you train,

1. The music in commercial gyms is always crap.
2. In a commercial gym, and Ipod is like a 'leave me a lone, don't speak to me' signal. It helps you just get through things which isn't very 'geeky' at all.

But it's just a bit of fun so it doesn't matter.

KPj

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:31 am
by robertscott
i bench on a monday!

dammit

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:41 am
by KPj
robertscott wrote:i bench on a monday!

dammit
I squat and/or Deadlift on Monday (or Tuesday)

Bench is Wed (speed or rep day) and Sat (max day).

:twisted:

KPj

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:45 am
by Jason Nunn
I scored a 2!

I usually bench on Mondays. But, in my defense, it's because I usually train events on the weekends. I also use an MP3.

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:48 pm
by frogbyte
Hmm I use batting gloves, does that give me a 1? The labeled weight-lifting gloves are too thick to give good feel for the bar.

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:28 pm
by Jebus
I scored negative 1

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:10 pm
by Matt Z
I got a 2.

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:03 pm
by Jungledoc
I'm so excited! This is probably the only thing I will ever beat most of you guys on. I'm a clean, honest 0!

Also the first time I ever bragged about being a zero.

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:35 pm
by Ironman
I am a 1.5. I have gloves. I have called someone bro I think, but only once or twice.

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:51 pm
by frogbyte
Incidentally are 1/2 chinups the top half or the bottom half?

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:36 am
by Jungledoc
Usually the middle half, neither all the way up, nor all the way down.

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:00 am
by KPj
Yes - I would of said the weakest part for most/all people is the top. Getting the chin over the bar and/or chest to bar. I know Mike Boyle prefers the chest to touch the bar so he probably means this. However, most that cheat with pull ups won't go all the way up or down, and do reps in the middle portion only, as Jungledoc said.

KPj

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:55 am
by frogbyte
Hmm I hadn't considered that half. :) Agreed that the hardest peak is about 3 inches from getting chin above hands. However I think the second-hardest peak of effort is when the upper arm is roughly parallel to the ground. But the parallel point mainly just feels like biceps, whereas the point close to the chin feel more holistic with lats.